Dr. Niki Pissinou , Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Networks
Dr. Pissinou’s technical research interests are in the areas of telecommunications and information
Dr. Niki Pissinou received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University
of Southern California, her M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of
California Riverside, and her B.S.ISE in Industrial Systems and Engineering
from the Ohio State University. Currently, she is a Professor of Computer
Engineering and the Director of Florida International University’s (FIU)
Telecommunications and Information Technology Institute (IT2), in the
College of Engineering. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Pissinou was a tenured
faculty member at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies, where she
was the Director of the NASA Information Technology and the NSF NOMAD
technology, and include distributed systems, computer networks, and databases. Her work in the above
areas has included temporal object databases, network multicast protocols, and support for active
services in mobile and wireless information systems. She and her collaborators have developed major
breakthrough solutions for multicast routing in communication networks. She was also the first
researcher to look into temporal object databases, and has initiated and led the research community
efforts in established infrastructures in temporal databases and mobile systems and networks. Her most
recent research, which is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has focused on the area
of network centric middleware for wireless applications and ad-hoc networks. Dr. Pissinou’s research
papers have appeared in numerous refereed ACM and IEEE publications, and have been widely cited in
books, professional conferences, and journal papers.
Dr. Pissinou has also served on the editorial boards of several journals including IEEE Transactions on
Data and Knowledge Engineering, and has been the general and program chair of a great number of
conferences. She has been Local Arrangement Co-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2005. In addition, Dr.
Pissinou has been a keynote and invited speaker at various international conferences and universities. As
a principle investigator, she has obtained millions of dollars in grant money for her research work from
such agencies as NSF, NASA, and ARL. Her achievements have also been recognized by her peers, who
have given her several awards and honors, including best paper awards. Furthermore, Dr. Pissinou has
served as a consultant to several private industries and universities, and has graduated several Ph.D.
students who now hold positions in academic and industrial laboratories.